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The Odyssey ()


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Season: 1 Year: 1997

The warrior King Odysseus leaves his idyllic life in the kingdom of Ithaca to fight in the Trojan War. After winning the war, he now must endure a lengthy, ten-year journey to return, and with all his wits, Odysseus must overcome deadly... See more »

Awards:
  • Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 26 nominations.
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  Odysseus (2 episodes, 1997)
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  Penelope (2 episodes, 1997)
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  Athena (2 episodes, 1997)
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  Circe (2 episodes, 1997)
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  Eurymachus (2 episodes, 1997)
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  Anticleia (2 episodes, 1997)
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  King Alcinous (2 episodes, 1997)
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  Eurycleia (2 episodes, 1997)
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  Tiresias (2 episodes, 1997)
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  Calypso (2 episodes, 1997)
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  Menelaus (2 episodes, 1997)
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  Perimedes (2 episodes, 1997)
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  Melanthe (2 episodes, 1997)
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  Eurybates (2 episodes, 1997)
Reid Asato ...
  Cyclops (2 episodes, 1997)
Mark Hill ...
  Orsilicus (2 episodes, 1997)
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  Elatus (2 episodes, 1997)
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  Antinous (2 episodes, 1997)
Sally Plumb ...
  Queen Alcinous (2 episodes, 1997)
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  Polites (2 episodes, 1997)
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  Nausicaa (2 episodes, 1997)
Marius Combo ...
  Agelaus (2 episodes, 1997)
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  Elpener (2 episodes, 1997)
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  Anticlus (2 episodes, 1997)
Oded Levy ...
  Leocritus (2 episodes, 1997)
Peter Page ...
  Philotus (2 episodes, 1997)
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  Aeolus (2 episodes, 1997)
Alan Stenson ...
  Telemachus (2 episodes, 1997)
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  Antiphus (2 episodes, 1997)
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  Eumaeus (2 episodes, 1997)
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  Laocoon (2 episodes, 1997)
Michael Tezcan ...
  Eurylochos (2 episodes, 1997)
Richard Truett ...
  Achilles (2 episodes, 1997)
Yorgo Voyagis ...
  Agamemnon (2 episodes, 1997)
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  Mentor (2 episodes, 1997)
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  Hector (2 episodes, 1997)
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  Hermes (2 episodes, 1997)
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  Poseidon (2 episodes, 1997)
Alan Smithie ...
  Priam (2 episodes, 1997)
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  Aegyptius (2 episodes, 1997)
Josh Maguire ...
  Young Telemachus (2 episodes, 1997)
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  Young Villager (2 episodes, 1997)
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  Phonecian Sailor (uncredited) (unknown episodes)
Max Oddball ...
  Greek Juggler (uncredited) (unknown episodes)

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The warrior King Odysseus leaves his idyllic life in the kingdom of Ithaca to fight in the Trojan War. After winning the war, he now must endure a lengthy, ten-year journey to return, and with all his wits, Odysseus must overcome deadly monsters, powerful forces of nature, seductive enchantresses, and even journey into the bowels of the Underworld.

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Also Known As
  • L'odissea (Italy)
  • Die Abenteuer des Odysseus (Germany)
  • L'odyssée (France)
  • La odisea (Spain)
  • Odysséen (Norway)
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  • 176 min
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Budget $40,000,000 (estimated)

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Trivia Odysseus' protector is the goddess Athena. He angers the god Poseidon. Athena and Poseidon are longtime rivals in mythology, having fought over the patronage of the city-state that would be known as Athens (so, clearly, Athena won that battle). See more »
Goofs As Odysseus scales the mountain to see Circe, Hermes feeds him grass to protect him from her spells. When Odysseus first opens his mouth to eat the grass, you can tell that his mouth is already stained green from eating grass, presumably from an earlier take. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The 49th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1997). See more »
Quotes Athena: The gods cannot do for man what man must do for himself.
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